Halloween is not usually celebrated in Iceland, but over the past few years it’s been slowly embraced by Icelanders and although we are still yet to see any trick-or-treaters, there have been sightings of witches, wizards and other creatures of the night around town over the weekend, presumably going to parties. But, if you’re a purist, like me, and looking for a place in Reykjavík where you can bask in the magical orange glow of Halloween when it’s actually Halloween, there’s no better place than Café Babalú. In fact, there’s no other place, really. A wonderful place to visit on any regular day and a true home from home, Café Babalú has a welcoming atmosphere, staffed with fabulous and friendly folk and is especially famous for its fantastic New York cheesecake made by gregarious owner Glenn Barkan. Come 31st October, though, Glenn transforms his café into Halloween heaven with his extensive collection of fun and spooky decorations, which he adds to every year! We visited this evening for some wonderful hot chocolate and cake, and, of course, to see what new creepy additions he’s added to our favourite Halloween haunt!
For more information visit Café Babalú’s official website, where you’ll find the address and contact details.